(WEHT) Only three weeks into the New Year, the U.S. is off to a rough start for 2021. With safety being at the forefront of the minds of many Americans, Wallethub took a look at the latest statistics across the country to breakdown the numbers by state.
Some states appear to be safer than others in how they’re keeping the pandemic under control with both vaccinations and precautions alike, so where does the Tri-state stand?
Based on the data collected by Wallethub, Illinois ranks at 21, Indiana is just below at 22, and Kentucky came in at the 34th safest. When it comes to transmission rates, Illinois had the 2nd lowest rate, and Indiana came in at #4.
To get these rankings, Wallethub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia to the rates of COVID-19 transmission, positive testing, hospitalizations and death, as well as the share of the eligible population getting vaccinated. You can see the full report on WalletHub’s website.
(This story was originally published on January 21, 2021)